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Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is widely used to relieve joint pain. But pregnant mothers or mothers who are breastfeeding Is it safe to use this drug? We have an interesting story about meloxicam pills for you.

What is meloxicam?
Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Pain or inflammation resulting from rheumatoid arthritis in adults and osteoarthritis or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in young children. More than 2 years can be treated with meloxicam.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies meloxicam as Group C for the first 29 weeks of pregnancy, after which it is placed in Group D.

Group C drugs are drugs that have not yet been tested in humans. But animal testing has shown that it may have side effects. Although those side effects may not be harmful to humans.

The drugs belonging to group D are those that are harmful to the fetus. because it has been proven in mothers who consumed this drug during pregnancy

For women planning to have children, meloxicam should also be used with caution. Because it has been proven that Taking meloxicam along with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can slow ovulation.

Pregnancy and meloxicam
NSAIDs may affect fertility in women. For those who wish to become pregnant or have infertility problems. NSAIDs should be avoided.

If the doctor believes that the health benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the fetus, meloxicam may be prescribed to pregnant women. To date, there are no human studies related to the effects of meloxicam during pregnancy, so we don't know yet. Is this drug safe? while animal research shows Meloxicam is LIKELY SAFE for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. But you should stop using this drug from the 29th week onwards.

Because of the side effects of meloxicam. causing delayed delivery, also known as In addition, meloxicam can be transmitted through the placenta and affect the natural development of the fetus. The most common symptoms include: Pulmonary Hypertension in newborns

Meloxicam and other NSAIDs are also known to cause amniotic fluid retention. (Oligohydramnios), fetal renal impairment, platelet abnormalities, cardiovascular toxicity (cardiopulmonary toxicity platelet dysfunction) and gastrointestinal bleeding (gastrointestinal) or inside the skull (intracranial), etc.

Breastfeeding and meloxicam
for nursing mothers If your doctor determines that meloxicam has more benefits than harm You may be able to prescribe this medication to your mother. For example, if a mother suffers from severe pain. Your doctor may prescribe meloxicam.

if you are breastfeeding and the need for meloxicam is inevitable. The risks of using the drug may need to be limited. and protect your child from drug side effects. Your doctor may prescribe the lowest dose that is effective in treating symptoms.

You should also set a precise schedule for taking meloxicam. Keep the distance between taking the medicine and breastfeeding as long as possible. You should take this medicine after you are breastfeeding. or while your child is sleeping to make sure the effect wears off before your child's next meal if you take meloxicam. because he didn't know that he was pregnant. Should consult a doctor immediately.

  Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 4:37:27 AM

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